The world is but a canvas to our imaginationHenry David Thoreau
We believe a curated life defines your memories and legacy. Your home is like a canvas. It is art.
Why? Our Promise to You
When you choose us for your project needs, we become the bridge for you and your industry partners. Through our high-performance results, you get the dream you’ve always wanted.
We create an experience that’s pleasant for you. No need to worry about unnecessary stress or avoidable mistakes because we’re by your side handling it all for you. We co-create and consult with you so that all of your challenges are met with excellence.
Bridge MR was founded by Michael Mok and Greg Ryczkowski, both are craftsman dedicated to their work and your satisfaction.
Bridges MR is made for you. We work hard to exceed your expectations by working alongside your vision, using cutting-edge technology, quality materials, and extraordinary fulfillment.
With every project, there is your dream, and there is the final reality. We know how hard it is to match the two. Your dream design deserves to be realized even better than you imagined. We are the bridge that gets you there. That’s our promise.
How We Create with You?
Distinguished Design and Build Team:
Most firms like us do all of their design in-house. We feel like that limits the value provided to you. Instead, we partner with experts in their fields to create exactly what you need.
We get the best designers that also believe in the importance of collaboration and co-creation. This is how we know they can fully meet your vision.
We provide end to end service, from the start of architectural and interior design to post-construction warranty support. Our clients choose us because we combine their vision with all the services needed to make it possible. It’s all on us.
Diverse Knowledge and Experience
We have a diverse, talented team. It consists of team members with complementary education and experience backgrounds like interior design, construction, retail, commercial, and property development.
Diverse teams create a healthy environment, and they are positioned to face challenges and create opportunities for your project. We have contractors, best in their field, ready to make something beautiful for you.
Quality control means acting as a second pair of eyes to oversee technical specs, product orders and the architectural plan set as well as inspecting the work of our artists, artisans and crafts persons. Our team is here to troubleshoot, consult and brainstorm with the city inspectors on how to solve construction code interpretations.
Since our role is to manage the job site, it sometimes means tearing out subpar work. We do it because it doesn’t meet our standards.
The Devil is in the Details:
Plan Review: This is how we review plans with your design team. Our artisans need this info for construction.
Ensure what you want looks like:
Floor plan view shows how the tile will layout.
Elevation A represents the door side view.
Elevation B is facing the cabinets. Our desing partners will detail this for the clients to see how everything to scale will look before we start work.
Elevation C is the Window wall with the tile wall layout.
Elevation D is the Wall showing the niche shampoo box wall.
Technical Specification Review and Procure all Products
Review all products: (plumbing fixtures, cabinets, lighting etc.) prior to ordering the materials for the client.
Example: Look in the document and we will make sure the product you will work technically (fit in the location, have the correct power and water for optimal function).
When you choose us, you choose a local expert. This makes us one of the most qualified builders for your project. We have established relationships with your city inspectors and know what is needed to pass inspection to reach your vision.
Local also means we know the needs unique to building in your neighborhood. We grew up in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, and San Jose. This equips us to create the best possible build in your area.
Your project success rides on us having great relationships with our architectural, interior design, engineering, retail, and subcontractor partners.
They are all critical to your vision. We choose our partners based on their expertise in execution. We also handpick experts who believe in collaborating and finding solutions when facing challenges.
After your project is completed, we continue our commitment to you when you call us back. Whether it is for the same project or another need that has arisen, we are here to help.
Communication: Your Life is Busy.
We speak many languages and understand culture.
The Bay Area is a cosmopolitan area where we have people of different cultural heritages. This is reflected in how people live and enjoy life. We speak English, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Japanese, Polish, Russian, and basic French and Spanish. We also have partners which speak Portuguese and Spanish.
Face to Face: Job site meetings are the most effective.
Our job project manager will spend the time to explain the details of construction to our client, design and engineering partners to solve challenges. We email, call and text for communications.
When you are busy we use pictures, video and phone calls, text and email along with tools like DropBox. In our experience, emails and text can be least effective because it can be perceived as negative emotions or we don’t know what we are doing.
Virtual: Video Updates and Explanations:
We are as visual as possible when you are not at your homes. This way we can best explain solutions and how we are troubleshooting issues on the job site.
Example: Design Communication: This is how we communicate installation of LED and Bathroom Exhaust fan to our clients.
What We Do:
We Value Engineer Your Investment: We plan with our clients to specify their exact needs during the planning and preconstruction phase. We meet with your design team and engineers to figure out the smart ways to build. We hire skilled best engineers and artisans for your home. We have some meticulous (anal project managers on our team). We believe best job means hiring the best for the job.
Media Presence: The core part of the team has been in business for over 30 years. Our business is 90% from referral and 10% from being in the community. You will find reviews of Michael Mok’s work at Artistic Stone in Mountain View on Yelp. You can always check us out on our YouTube Updates and blog. We were recently published in a professional builders’ trade magazine and Rue Magazine. Here is the articles.
If you need references, we are happy to provide them. If you want to, we can bring you to our active job sites to see how we work. The other option is to watch our videos on YouTube.
Treat your Home Like it is our Own:
We like clean and organized job sites. We like to surround ourselves with respectful artisan and subcontractors. We believe our role is to help our design (architectural, interior designers) and engineering team to solve issues when they arise. We are the bridge for our clients and all our industry partners.